Oxford football coach Johnny Hill and his staff don’t have the luxury of wasting a lot of practice time getting the Chargers in shape. With a jamboree less than two weeks away, and the start of the 2011 season in 17 days, Hill is doing his best to make sure his team is ready when the ball is kicked off later this month.
The Chargers opened preparations for the season opener at Grenada on Monday with two practice sessions that focused on fundamentals, special teams and other various drills. Unlike last season when high school teams across the state had three weeks to prepare for the first jamboree, this year teams only have two full weeks and each practice session counts a little bit more. (August 2, 2011, Page 6)
The Oxford Charger Athletic Booster Club will be hosting a Meet the Coaches Night Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in the OHS cafeteria.
Booster club members are encouraged to bring a friend and their favorite dish.
Door prizes will be awarded during the meet and greet. For more information, contact Robert Mims at 816-4312. (August 2, 2011, Page 7)
Led by two former local prep players and former Water Valley assistant coach John Walker, the North Delta Dealers defeated the Golden Triangle Jets 15-3 to win the Cotton States Baseball League title on Sunday. (more…) (July 25, 2011, Page 7)
District and regional champion? Check.
State champion? Check.
National champion? Check.
Top three in the world? Check.
Oxford High’s Justin Fondren became the most successful high jumper in Chargers history when he won the state championship in May.
Oxford standout tennis player Sterling Davis helped the North girls squad claim a 4-3 victory in Thursday’s Mississippi Association of Coaches All-Star tennis tournament. While Davis lost to Taylor Torrence 6-3, 6-4 in her singles match, she rebounded with the aid of Anna Blair Hunt of Senatobia to knock off Claire Tadlock and Kelsey Tadlock 8-1 in the girls doubles match. Davis was the only area player represented in the tournament. (July 15, 2011, Page 7A)
The Oxford Chargers all-sports booster club memberships for the 2011-2012 now on sale. Membership includes passes to all Oxford Chargers home athletic events except playoff games and invitational tournaments. Memberships start at $45 for individuals, but there are a variety of levels for any budget and family size. Reserved chairback seats for football games are available.
For additional information, please contact Missy Pearson at 662-832-1019, PearsonMissy@Yahoo.com or visit the athletics booster club page on the Oxford School District website. (July 14, 2011, Page 7)
NEW ALBANY — Lightning may have ended the Cotton States Baseball League game between the Golden Triangle Jets and the North Delta Dealers a little early Tuesday night, but the results gained during the summer have been far from stormy for area baseball players. (more…) (July 13, 2011, Page 9)
A strong senior season behind the plate has earned Oxford resident (North Delta) Derrick Shawn an opportunity to showcase his skills at the next level. Shawn, who started his prep career at OHS, is headed to Hinds Community College to play for coach Sam Temple. (July 13, 2011, Page 9)
A clear vision for the future of the Oxford High girls soccer program is just one of the many reasons Laura Flint was chosen as the Lady Chargers’ new coach. The former Ole Miss player, who was officially approved by the school board Monday night, possesses several qualities that OHS athletics officials think will help make a program that has consistently made the playoffs and won the Division 1-5A title last year. (July 12, 2011, Page 6)
The opportunity to play several newcomers and get in better condition heading into the start of summer practice sessions were the two highlights Oxford coach Johnny Hill took away from this weekend’s O-Zone Classic.
Oxford’s varsity and junior varsity squads — Hill made two teams for the tournament after Vardaman dropped out — were unable to compete and win a title in the tournament held at FNC Park, but there were other things that were accomplished. (more…) (July 11, 2011, Page 6)
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